We’re living in the age of technology, and those of you who consider yourselves gamers will know that gaming in a group is way more fun than pulling a solo all-nighter. Well, most of the time.
So we have gone ahead and put together a list of the best gaming cafes in Dubai. Just round up some buddies, grab some sodas, and get ganking.
1. Que Club
This one’s the ‘trendy’ ‘upmarket’ option (well, as upmarket as gaming cafes get). It’s one of the most competitive gaming centers in the city, and also has billiards and a café. There are regular tournaments for both billiards and video games. There’s a separate VIP gaming section kitted out with larger monitors for birthday parties, large groups or just those of you feeling extra plush.
Add: Near Lamcy Plaza Mall, Oud Metha, Bur Dubai. 10 am to 3 am. Tel: (04) 3365551.
Other location: opposite Dubai American Academy, Emerald Properties Building. 10 am to 3 am.
2. Rails Billiards
A newer option. Billiards, console, foosball, and computer gaming are all available here. They’ve got a café selling good, cheap food if you get hungry, and have many offers available for repeat gamers. Every time you rent a computer, you earn ‘coins’ which can be redeemed for more gaming, food and drink, and even gaming mice.
Add: Rails, Red Diamond Building, JLT. 12 pm to 1 am. Tel: (04) 4237742.
3. Golden Hall Café Dubai
A billiards and gaming centẻ with adjoining café that hosts weekly gaming and billiards tournaments. Alas, there’s no VIP section for the computers, but if you fancy a spot of shisha after a gaming sesh then you can find it being served in the café. This is one to hang out in as well, it’s big but friendly.
Add: Golden Hall, Net.com Building, next to Families Supermarket, Oud Metha. 9 am to 3 am. Tel: (04) 4489086.